Eye health may be linked to medication use, doctor warns

Milan, Italy-Prescription and non-prescription medications can be potentially damaging to eye health, according to ocular pharmacologist and author Siret D. Jaanus, PhD, who presented a report during the MIDO International Optics, Optometry, and Ophthalmology Exhibition.

Milan, Italy-Prescription and non-prescription medications can be potentially damaging to eye health, according to ocular pharmacologist and author Siret D. Jaanus, PhD, who presented a report during the MIDO International Optics, Optometry, and Ophthalmology Exhibition.

Groups of adverse effects

Transitions Optical Inc. sponsored the paper, "Ocular Effects Associated with Medications," through an independent research grant funded by its Transitions Partners In Education program.

Consumer survey

Transitions Optical also sponsored an independent consumer survey that corroborated the need for greater education on the potential risks of medications to healthy sight: